Re: Boost Windows Reliability!!!!!
On Thu, Dec 21, 2000 at 09:35:24PM -0800, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 22, 2000 at 12:43:03AM +0100, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> > Hmm, the debian lists get quite a lot of spam lately. Is there anything
> > that can be done about this?
> My theory is that the lists are spammed because of address farming
> rather than a human entering email addresses into a software program.
> Such an automated system could be defated by requiring the presece of
> a custom message header such as X-I-Am-Not-A-Spambot: yes. People with
> valid traffic could instruct their mailer to add this header, and
> computers sending spam to any address they come accross would not know
> to insert these headers.
If the list were to reject all messages lacking such a header, its use would
have to be universal among legitimate posters in order for it to work. In
order words, everyone would have to know about it. "Everyone" includes people
who write mass email programs.